Has the Blair backlash gone too far?

September 8, 2010

Blair

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair must feel like a hunted man. And that’s probably what his vocal critics want. First, he postponesĀ his planned book signing because of possible protests and now a private party planned for the Tate Modern gallery has gone the same way.

A gentle start to the Iraq inquiry

November 24, 2009

iraq3After years of demands from anti-war campaigners, opposition politicians and relatives of dead soldiers, the official inquiry into the Iraq War finally began on Tuesday.

Will the Chilcot Iraq inquiry achieve anything?

November 24, 2009

AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN/OPERATIONSFew investigations can have begun with lower expectations than the Chilcot inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war.

Is powerful Mandy talking up the euro?

June 14, 2009

When Prime Minister Gordon Brown reshuffled his cabinet last week, fending off a challenge to his authority, a significant outcome was the creation of one of the most powerful ministerial jobs Britain has seen in years.

Brown fights fires at home while on U.S. trip

April 18, 2008

brown.jpgFor Gordon Brown on his U.S. trip it has been a case of when the cat is away the mice will play. While Brown was at the White House working to shore up the “special relationship” with President George W. Bush, rebellion broke out in Labour ranks at home.

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“We should talk with al Qaeda”, ex-Blair aide says

March 15, 2008

powell.jpgThe government should look at ways of opening communication channels with groups like al Qaeda andĀ the Taliban if it wants a long-term political solution as well as a security solution, a former senior aide to Tony Blair says.